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Liverpool’s season has started in the best possible way with four wins from four games. Although we haven’t been at our slickest in front of the goal, securing maximum points from four games with three clean sheets provides an impressive reading for the remainder of the campaign.

Signing Alisson has worked out well, despite his antics in the 2-1 win over Leicester City last time around.

We now have a vocal keeper who communicates with the back four. With Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, another loud person, we finally have players who are willing to scream at their teammates when they make mistakes.

More leaders equal more steel in the team

Liverpool didn’t have many leaders in their side a few years ago and by leaders, we mean players who were captains and vice-captains for their national teams.

If we look back at the Brendan Rodgers era, we would only list Steven Gerrard as the “leader” and even he was on the wane, barring that impressive 2013/14 season.

Luis Suarez was another player you could count on but that was about it.

The last two seasons have seen a lot of changes for the Reds. Jordan Henderson might have been demoted as vice-captain of the national side but he still seems to do more of a captain’s role for the Three Lions than Harry Kane.

We then have Andy Robertson, 24, who was recently named as captain for the Scottish national team. Virgil van Dijk leads the Dutch side while Sadio Mane captained the Senegalese side in a game at the World Cup.

We even have a captain who doesn’t get to start enough games for us and that is Ragnar Klavan.

The great thing about these leaders is that they are young and are willing to grow and get better in the years to come. All of them, barring Klavan, are 28 or younger and this could help us in the coming seasons.

Liverpool have often lacked players who can energize the team when things aren’t going right.

Steven Gerrard was brilliant at this but he couldn’t do it all on his own. That’s why we need people like Sami Hyypia, Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano and even Pepe Reina as they could get things done by the team.

This Liverpool side is something similar, though the players haven’t all reached top billing yet. To be fair, that Rafa Benitez side won trophies while we are still some way from picking up silverware.

We have come close to doing so under Klopp but seem to be missing out something in the finals – possibly grit, determination and steel.

That is changing this time around, however, as our last three games were close ties against some banana skin opponents.

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Playing away against Crystal Palace and Leicester City was never going to be easy but we won. This is something we have to build on and with four-five real leaders in the side, with other world-class signings too, Liverpool have more leadership now than I can recall.

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(Video) Liverpool sends fans down memory lane with memory of fantastic goal



Fabio Aurelio Liverpool

Liverpool pulled a rabbit out of the hat by signing Andy Robertson from Hull City. The Scot wasn’t a big name then and didn’t cost us much but he has been incredible since breaking into the first-team.

The newly appointed Scotland captain is easily one of the best left-backs in the world and is only getting better with game time.

Although Liverpool have finally signed a dependable left-back, that wasn’t the case for many years as Alberto Moreno and Jose Enrique never seemed to fulfil their potential.

The Reds were a little unlucky with one player and that was Fabio Aurelio, the Brazilian. The former Valencia player was a Red for six seasons but made just 87 appearances in the Premier League.

The left-back was known for his incredible delivery and had a fantastic moment or two. His goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford is one of our greatest moments post the Champions League win in 2005 and FA Cup in 2006 and the Reds wished the 38-year-old on his birthday.

The Brazilian was great at set-pieces but his injuries prevented him from reaching his potential. Rafa Benitez got the best out of the now 38-year-old but the defender had to retire a few years ago as injuries caught up to him.

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Former Liverpool star claims he wants to play under this manager



Kevin Keegan Liverpool

Kevin Keegan’s managerial career can be remembered for his rant against Manchester United and slumping behind the advertising hoardings after Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-3.

The former England star was one of the best during his time as he picked up a couple of Ballon d’Ors and won numerous titles as a player for the Reds.

Keegan certainly knows a thing or two about winning trophies and in a recent interview with the Guardian, the former England captain added that out of the current managers, he would love to play under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds play attacking football but Keegan claimed he saw a bit of himself in Klopp and hence, would have played under our manager.

“I’d have to go for [Jürgen] Klopp because he’s like me.”

“He is going to tackle someone one day.

“I was very close to it [too]. When someone was breaking away and it was near the touchline, and I was stood there, I was very close one day to bringing him down. I really was.”

The 67-year-old is right about Klopp’s passion for the game and that is one reason why we are doing so well. The German has turned us into one of the best sides in the country and it is time for him to break his trophy duck at Anfield.

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The Reds last won a trophy in 2012 but with Klopp at the helm and the players producing incredible performances, we may have something to cheer about at the end of the campaign.

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“Wasn’t his best goal”, “He scored better” – Some Liverpool fans are certain Puskas had better goals last season



Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah came third in the best men’s player category at the recent FIFA awards but the Liverpool star did pick up the Puskas Award for the best goal of the season.

The winning moment came against Everton on 10th December 2017 as Salah jinked past a couple of players before curling the ball into the net.

The effort was adjudged to be better than Gareth Bale’s strike against us in the Champions League final and Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort against Juventus in the same competition.

Salah was on a tear last season as he broke the Premier League scoring record with 32 goals in the competition. The forward had a number of magical moments and a few fans were convinced this wasn’t the Egyptian’s best goal of the season.

There were brilliant efforts against Watford and Tottenham that come to mind. The 25-year-old hasn’t been on fire this season but the award should come as a handy boost for the remainder of the campaign.

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